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View of tower of Daily Record Building from the east

View of tower of Daily Record Building from the east


Drawing of Daily Record Building, Glasgow

Renfield Lane, the site of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Daily Record Building, is such a narrow passageway that photography of the building is very restricted.
The drawing, left, shows the building as it would have looked if it could be viewed in its entirety.
Various elements of the completed structure can be viewed looking upwards from the lane. Fortunately you can still capture photographic images of Mackintosh's detailing and his innovative use of materials in the various parts of the frontage .
The dome which Mackintosh intended to be placed on top of the water tower was never constructed. It would have been similar to the dome on the Glasgow Herald Building but it could never have been spotted from street level.


View of Renfield Lane showing narrow area available to view Daily Record Building

View of Renfield Lane showing narrow area available to view Daily Record Building


Perspective view of Daily Record Building, Renfield Lane

Perspective view of Daily Record Building, Renfield Lane


Figurative tree formed by variations in brickwork reaching towards the top of Daily Record Building

Figurative tree formed by variations in brickwork reaching towards the top of Daily Record Building


Mackintosh's use of glazed bricks in exterior of Daily Record Building

Mackintosh's use of glazed bricks in exterior of Daily Record Building


Entrance to the Rennie Mackintosh Daily Record Building, Renfield Lane

Entrance to the Daily Record Building, Renfield Lane


Close-up view of carved stonework at Daily Record Building, Renfield Lane

Close-up view of carved stonework at Daily Record Building, Renfield Lane


Contrasting building materials used in Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Daily Record Building

Contrasting building materials used in Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Daily Record Building


Reflection across Renfield Lane in window of Daily Record Building, Glasgow

Reflection across Renfield Lane in window of Daily Record Building, Glasgow


View of tower of Daily Record building from the west

View of tower of Daily Record building from the west


Three-storey portion of Daily Record Building where it joins the six-storey structure

Three-storey portion of Daily Record Building where it joins the six-storey structure


Lower part of three-storey portion of Daily Record Building abutting the six-storey structure

Lower part of three-storey portion of Daily Record Building abutting the six-storey structure


View of Daily Record Building after dark

View of Daily Record Building after dark



  Rennie Mackintosh - Architect

  Lighthouse

  Scotland Street School

  House for an Art Lover

  Martyrs School

  Hill House, Helensburgh

  Obituary to CRM -1928

Small portrait of Charles Rennie Mackintosh by Gerald Blaikie

  Rennie Mackintosh - Designer

  Queen's Cross Church

  Glasgow School of Art

  Willow Tea Rooms

  Daily Record Building

  Ruchill Church Hall

  Gaudi and Mackintosh

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